Where would you put your bookshelf?

This post has been supported by Bookworld I love books. Mostly for the purpose of reading them, not, you know, using to add a bit of height to the step ladder to change a lightbulb which *ahem* others in this house may or may not have done previously. The other…

On reading to children every day

A little over a week ago, I was sent a press release, inviting me to a media event about encouraging parents to read to their children every day. The same blah we’ve been hearing for years, more ‘do this, do that’ towards parents … or that was my first take…

The problem with smart kids

Finally got time to catch up with Grumpy about … stuff. Mostly the kids. What else do you chat about when you have a few spare minutes? I got him up to date on how they were going. Both reading exceptionally well, both doing well at school in all subjects.…

Boys will be boys, so I take them shopping

Stuck at home with three boys whilst Grumpy goes off to work – on the holidays he is supposed to be having. Not much chance of getting work done, so opt for going shopping. There is a purpose; we have to replace the bowls that have been broken over the…